Photo by: Theresa Kaufmann

Photo by: Theresa Kaufmann

Here's just a small sampling of the initiatives we've taken on to promote, preserve and restore our local natural treasures.

  • Annual Lake Clean-up projects on Albert Lea Lake channel, Albert Lea Lake shoreline, and Fountain Lake shoreline

  • Community Boathouse- initial donation and volunteer construction hours

  • Silent Waters- Community Education- purchase of canoes, kayaks, oars, and life vests

  • Lake Education Curriculum - Purchase of Water Table demonstration kit for Freeborn County School District Science classes

  • Rain Garden Education Series- Purchase of Supplies, volunteers

  • Fountain Lake Sportsmen- Take a Kid Fishing Event- donation of poles and equipment

  • Fueling Station on Fountain Lake-2007
  • Community support for the establishment of the Shell Rock River Watershed District through local sales tax-2003

  • Annual Party for the Lakes
  • Pelican Breeze- Historical narration Cruise on Albert Lea Lake-Annual Support

  • Trash Collection Bags for shoreline use

  • Name the Dredge Contest- 2013

  • Annual Kids Outdoor Expo- Shoreline Respect and Lake Clean-up education sessions

  • Safety/ Hazard Markings- Albert Lea Lake

  • Partnership for City Gutter Cleaning Equipment and Maintenance

  • Septic Compliance Projects

  • Waste water monitoring